Zynga may be slowly recovering after its stocks took a major hit earlier this week, but it needs to do more to really get back on top. The developer is known for taking trends and making them even more popular. Two popular trends today - mobile and gambling. Zynga got it right with Poker, but its next game might even bring in more people.
Zynga announced today that its latest game, Zynga Slots, has hit the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It will be the second mobile title to fly under the Zynga Casino label. It's a good move considering that Zynga Poker is the developer's most popular game.
"As Zynga's second mobile casino game, Zynga Slots brings the thrill of Las Vegas slot machines to the palm of players' hands while introducing social elements for players to share the excitement with their friends," said Justin Cinicolo, vice president, Zynga Mobile. "We're continually listening to player feedback on the kinds of games they enjoy playing, and we'll be sure to bring more high-quality iOS games to players based on the genres they enjoy."
There are plenty of slot machine games on mobile devices, so what makes Zynga Slots different? The developer has outlined a list of new features that it feels will make the game standout to players.
We Upped The Ante: Never miss a jackpot. Zynga introduces offline mode, which enables players to enjoy Zynga Slots anywhere, anytime. With minimal load times and smooth reel animations, Zynga Slots offers an unparalleled player experience.
Hit the Jackpot: Zynga Slots is the most social slots game to date -- meaning more friends and more winnings. Recruit friends to play and watch as the jackpot rises before your eyes. Or, hop on a machine to help heat it up and reap the rewards for your good deed. With seamless Facebook integration and push notifications, you will always know when the jackpot increases or a friend wins big--and when it is time to spin again.
Master Machines and Move On Up: As you master slot play, you will level-up to unlock rewards such as new machines featuring themes from some popular Zynga games including FarmVille and Hanging With Friends. Dedicated players will also reap the benefits of increased pay lines and higher betting limits for bigger risk and better rewards.
Spin for a Surprise: Zynga Slots goes beyond basic slot gameplay with new features like delightful animations, mini-games and fun character touches. Playful characters react and move with each spin, inching players closer to "Fever Mode," a 30-second bonus round where you'll spin as much as you can for an even bigger payout!
Spin, Girar, Tourner: Lost in translation? Not in this game. Zynga Slots is available in 10 languages, so you can spin, bet and win no matter what language you speak.
The game is available for free on iTunes for all iOS devices. It should be noted that while the game is free, it does encourage the purchase of in-game items with real money. The top in-game purchase according to iTunes is a pile of coins for $4.99. Just remember, it's not real money so don't go wasting real money on it.